Irati is Spanish. She heads the company’s EU External and development Aid practice and heads Schuman Madrid office supporting clients accessing EU funds in the Iberia market. 15 years of experience as international policy and EU funding consultant. Trainer on EU funding and capacity building to Chambers of Commerce, NGO’s and multinational corporations and Embassies. Has advised clients on EU funding in Europe and Africa on how to optimize their EU funding strategies including early intelligence market research, business strategies, partners search, identification of opportunities, drafting of applications. Support facilitating the EU proposal drafting process on behalf of multi-partner consortia. She organizes events for clients and helps them to target stakeholders. She also monitors EU policy developments for clients and support clients with the implementation of funding strategies in Spain.
Prior to working with Schuman, Irati worked as Information Manager at a Spanish National TV Channel. Irati holds a Master of Arts in Euroculture from the University of Deusto (Spain) and Rijskuniversiteit Groningen (NL) focusing on EU culture and education policies. She has a Bachelors Degree in Documentation Sciences and a Bachelor in Librarian Sciences (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Irati speaks Basque, Spanish and English.